Health and Medical Information
Envision Centre for Sight is sensitive to protect the privacy of our website visitors and patients. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you how Envision Centre for Sight handles information received from you through this website, as well as inform you of the risks involved when you communicate or provide information by way of the Internet. Keep in mind that changes are periodically made to this Privacy Statement without notice and it is the responsibility of our patients to review the Statement when using this website. During your visit on Envision Centre for Sight`s website, remember that the medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images No transmission of data over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed. Envision Centre for Sight will, however, use a number of physical security methods (such as locks and alarm systems); electronic security methods (passwords and encryption methods); and procedural methods (rules regarding the handling and use of information) to protect the security and integrity of information submitted through this website.
Information Collection and Storage
Personally, Identifiable Information: Envision Centre for Sight does not collect information that personally identifies you unless you choose to provide it to Envision Centre for Sight. The personal information you submit is shared only with those people at Envision Centre for Sight who need this information to respond to your question or request, and as otherwise permitted by law to allow Envision Centre for Sight to operate our business or to comply with applicable laws. As used in this Privacy Statement, personal information does not include information protected under HIPAA or applicable State Laws, which is protected as described in the section “Health and Medical Information” above.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: Envision Centre for Sight collects information that does not personally identify you for various purposes. Envision Centre for Sight collects some of this information using persistent “cookies” to recognize a repeat visitor and gather general information about how the site is viewed. Envision Centre for Sight also collects and logs the IP address of each visitor to gather aggregate data on visitors to our site. Keep in mind that neither cookies nor IP addresses are used to collect any personal information from you.
Patient Rights according POPI Act
As a data subject under the POPI Act, you have the following rights, namely to –
1. Notification when personal information is being collected, the type of information collected, for what purpose, whether the information is to be supplied voluntarily or is collected mandatory, and whether the information would be transferred to a third country and the protections afforded there;
2. Notified if there has been unlawful access or acquisition of his/her/its personal information;
3. Request a record of your Personal Information;
4. Request the correction, deletion and/or destruction of your Personal Information;
5. Object to the processing of your Personal Information;
6. Exercise the right to withdraw the consent to processing, if voluntarily given;
7. Not be subjected to unsolicited electronic communication, unless the you are our customer and we have sold goods or services to you, or where you have consented to the communication and you had and have the opportunity to object to the communication;
8. Not to be subjected to automated decision-making based on the personal information in contravention of section 71, POPI Act;
9. Submit a complaint to the Information Regulator at http://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/index.html; and
10. Institute civil proceedings regarding an alleged interference with his/her/its personal information in terms of section 99, POPI Act.
Most email does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that your email could be viewed inappropriately by another Internet user. If you choose to provide us with your email, any misaddressing may result in others intercepting, altering, forwarding or using the information without authorization. If you wish to keep your information completely private, you should not use email.
At times, a representative from Envision Centre for Sight`s website may wish to deliver information to you via email. In addition, Envision Centre for Sight`s Marketing and Communications Department may occasionally distribute news and announcements via email. Please note, Envision Centre for Sight does not sell, trade, or otherwise share our email lists with other service providers.
Links to other websites
Envision Centre for Sight`s website contains links to other websites that are not managed or controlled by Envision Centre for Sight. These links are provided for your convenience only. Envision Centre for Sight does not review, endorse or take responsibility for the content of these other websites. Envision Centre for Sight bears no responsibility for the content in any linked websites–whether Envision Centre for Sight provides a link or a third-party links to Envision`s website. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to Envision`s website, you do this entirely at your own risk. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that the third party you link to for your use is free of computer viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. If you choose to access such sites, you are subject to the privacy policies of those sites. If you transmit or provide data to Envision, it is confidential Envision Centre for Sight does not sell or publish peoples’ personal information and financial information collected via any of Envision`s websites.
Information from Children
Envision Centre for Sight`s website is not intended to attract or collect information from children under the age of 13, unless they receive verifiable parental consent. If you think Envision Cetnre for Sight has collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 through this website, please contact the Management Team of Envision immediately.
Printing or downloading Information
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection Unless otherwise stated, you may print or download information from Envision Centre for Sight`s website for personal, noncommercial use only. You must, however, identify the source of the material and include a statement that the materials are protected by copyright law.
Website Contact Information
If you have a query about this Privacy Statement, please contact the Management Team of Envision Centre for Sight.
Email Address: email@example.com